Friday, June 9, 2017


Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was awash in blue and white flags on Sunday,
June 4, 2017, as the Celebrate Israel parade kicked off for its 52nd
year. This year’s theme according to organizers was “Celebrate Israel
All Together,” though the 50th year of Jerusalem’s "reunification" took
center stage. But for Palestinians, the so-called reunification of
Jerusalem marks the beginning of Israel’s 50-year military occupation of
the West Bank including East Jerusalem. With this in mind, multiple
anti-occupation protests halted the parade along its route, resulting in
7 arrests by the NYPD.

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